About Steelcase 

Over 100 years of Steelcase  

Our brands offer a comprehensive portfolio of workplace products, furnishings and services, inspired by over 100 years of insight gained serving the world’s leading organizations.            

We are globally accessible through a network of channels, including over 630 dealers in over 800 locations worldwide. We design for social, economic and environmental sustainability.  We have $107.7 millions invested in research, design, and development activities over the past 3 years.

Steelcase is a global, publicly traded company leading our industry with fiscal 2014 revenue of approximately $3 billion and approximately 10,700 employees around the world. The leadership team is based at the global headquarters in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Steelcase Inc. encompasses three core brands – Steelcase, Turnstone and Coalesse – and several sub-brands, including Steelcase Health and Steelcase Education.   


Steelcase was founded in 1912 by a few people with a strong commitment to integrity and doing the right thing for their customers, employees, business partners, associates and neighbors.

Their principles became the foundation of our company, passed on from decade to decade. Our employees are our greatest asset and living these values is at the core of all that we do, just as it was in the past. 

At Steelcase we:

  • Act with integrity
  • Tell the truth
  • Keep commitments
  • Treat people with dignity and respect
  • Promote positive relationships
  • Protect the environment
  • Excel 


Steelcase is now over 100 years old! We began in 1912 as The Metal Office Furniture Company in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

We received our first patent in 1914 for a steel wastebasket -- a major innovation at a time when straw wastebaskets were a serious office fire hazard. That led to metal desks, and we've led the way with product and service innovations ever since. (View our interactive timeline.)

Today, our portfolio of solutions addresses the three core elements of an office environment: interior architecture, furniture and technology. We changed our name to Steelcase in 1954 and became a publicly held company in 1998.